Monday, June 28, 2010

Storytime: The Little Dump Truck

Assalamu alaikum,

Today we read The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

In the Little Dump Truck, children are taken along to experience the encounters of a little dump truck as he makes his way through the city doing his job. There are many great rare words in this book that will help increase a child's vocabulary such as: clatter, excavator, carting, and landfill.

Rare words are words that are not used in common everyday language and exposing children to them through read alouds is a great way to build strong vocabularies early insha'Allah.


  1. MashaAllah I really love the slection of books you have for storytime!

    I've see a few so far featuring trucks and machines which I am sure boys love listening to!

    Keep on sharing these great reads for young ones. Parents and teachers need to know what and how general literature can be used to teach children about the world and Islam too!

    JazakumuAllahu Khairan for sharing!

  2. Jazakillahu Khayr dear sis!

    I'll soon be adding some books for girls and books for the alphabet and numbers insha'Allah.

    Stay tunned as they